Friday, June 19, 2020

Comparing some numbers

…whatever they mean

The United States Population as of June 13, 2020, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data was 330,906,997.

All Covid-19 deaths in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control, as of June 12, 2020 were 98,695.

  • Deaths in week ending 2/1/2020 1 (initial death)
  • Deaths in week ending 4/18/2020 16,207 (highest point)
  • Deaths in week ending 6/6/2020 851 (most recent data)

The U. S. population in 1968 was 205,805,755.

The 1968 influenza A (H3N2) virus killed about 100,000 in the United States.

The U. S. population in 1958 was 180,788,387.

The 1957-1958 influenza A (H2N2) virus killed about 116,000 in the United States.

[Note: by the time this posts, the most recent data that I used will be slightly outdated.]

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